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Cary, Wake County collecting electronics, household hazardous waste

Posted May 17, 2010 2:27 p.m. EDT

— The Town of Cary and Wake County are partnering to host an electronics and residential household hazardous waste collection on May 22 at Cary’s Garmon Operations Center, 400 James Jackson Ave., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"The event serves as a safe and convenient way to dispose of old electronics, paint, automotive fluids, chemicals and spent fluorescent lights," according to Cary officials.

Last year, 744 residents participated in the event and dropped off 20,460 pounds of electronics and 53,806 pounds of residential household hazardous waste, according to Wake County Environmental Services Director Tommy Esqueda.

Citizens may bring electronic items for recycling such as:

  • computers (CPUs)
  • household electronics
  • keyboards
  • laptop PCs
  • monitors
  • televisions

Citizens may also bring household hazardous materials such as:

  • household cleaners/chemicals
  • paints/lacquers/polishes
  • pesticides/herbicides/poisons
  • solvents

See a complete list of acceptable items or call 919-469-4301 for more information.